Monday’s roundup: Wright State edges Detroit
Dayton, Ohio — Grant Benzinger hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to cap Wright State’s rally from a 14-point, second-half deficit and help the Raiders beat Detroit 77-76 Monday night.
Benzinger finished with 12 points, including three 3-pointers.
Mark Alstork scored 16 of his 21 after halftime, Michael Karena had 15 points and Joe Thomasson added 10 for Wright State (11-8, 5-1 Horizon League).
Detroit (9-8, 3-3) led 66-64 with seven minutes left, but Alstork scored nine in a row during a 13-3 run that pulled the Raiders within two about 3-1/2 minutes later.
Benzinger converted a 3-point play and, after a Detroit turnover, Alstork made a layup to tie it at 74-all with 1:08 remaining.
Paris Bass and Jaleel Hogan combined to make 2 of 4 free throws and the Titans led by two 33 seconds later.
Thomasson missed a 3, but grabbed the rebound and found Benzinger for the winner.
Bass, who tied a career-high with 28 points, missed a potential winning 3 with four seconds left.
Big Ten men
No. 22 Purdue 107, (at) Rutgers 57: Freshman Caleb Swanigan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Purdue held a 63-23 advantage on the boards, handing the Scarlet Knights’ their worst home loss.
The previous worst loss at home for Rutgers (6-13, 0-6) was a 111-69 decision to Lafayette on March 3, 1955.
The 107 points tied a season high for Purdue (16-3, 4-2) and the 50-point margin of victory was its biggest of the season.
Top 25 men
Syracuse 64, (at) No. 20 Duke 62: Tyler Roberson had 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, and Syracuse handed the Blue Devils their third straight loss.
Trevor Cooney, Malachi Richardson and Duke transfer Michael Gbinije all scored 14 for Syracuse (13-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which improved to 3-1 since Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim returned from his nine-game suspension.
Marshall Plumlee had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Duke (14-5, 3-3), which has its longest losing streak since the 2006-07 team dropped its final four games.
(At) No. 19 Iowa State 82, No. 1 Oklahoma 77: Georges Niang scored 22 points, Monte Morris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State got its first win over a No. 1 team since toppling Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas Jayhawks in 1957. Morris had a jumper, a key rebound and two free throws in the final 21 seconds for the Cyclones (14-4, 3-3 Big 12), who were actually slight favorites at home.
It was the third time a No. 1 team lost in the state of Iowa this season. Northern Iowa beat North Carolina and Iowa beat Michigan State.
Oklahoma’s Isaiah Cousins hit a 3 with 41 seconds left to tie the game at 75. But Morris drilled a step-back jumper for the lead, and Abdel Nader’s free throws with 3.1 seconds to go put it out of reach.
Buddy Hield scored 27 points and Cousins had 26 for the Sooners (15-2, 4-2), who could make a case for retaining the top spot with a win Saturday at No. 13 Baylor.
As expected, the Michigan State men’s basketball team took a tumble in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Spartans (16-3), who dropped both games last week and are off to a 3-3 start in Big Ten play, plummeted seven spots to No. 11 in this week’s poll, released Monday. They dropped to No. 10 in the coaches poll.
Oklahoma is the unanimous No. 1.
The Michigan State women’s team (13-4) fell from 18th to 21st.
... Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid was suspended at least four games on Monday, a day after sticking out his leg and tripping a referee late in a loss against Utah.
After coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension, which was affirmed by the Pac-12 Conference, Reid apologized for his actions.